Looking for the hottest toys of the summer? Toy Insider’s Chief Toy Officer Laurie Schacht stopped by The Jerry O’ Show to show off the best new toys of the season. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the spring and summer, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Spring and Summer Gift Guide.


  • Combines  the “addiction” of popping bubble wrap, the satisfaction of slime, collectibles, and unboxing!
  • More than 60 varieties including rare, super rare, and special editions!
  • Pop the bubble, slime oozes out; play with the slime to see which collectible you get!
  • Great visual: with popping sound and oozing slime!
  • Pop Pops come in two varieties – the super cute Pop Pop Pets and super gross Pop Pop Snotz.
  • Each 6 pack contains two surprise figures, each 12 pack contains four surprise figures. Can be combined with Pop Pops Hammer.
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: 6 Pack MSRP: $4.99 / 12 Pack MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target


  • Wave-A-Bubbles are double the size of Glove-A-Bubbles and create endless bubbles. 
  • Kids put on the gloves, dip them into the solution, and create bubbles with just a wave of their hand. 
  • They can choose from cute characters, including mermaid, dinosaur, bird, and frog. 
  • Each pack comes with 2 themed reusable gloves and bubble solution. 
  • Age: 3+ 
  • MSRP: $4.99
  • Available: Target


  • This animated baby elephant is super cute with an animated trunk that allows Juno to kiss, pick things up, make adorable trumpet sounds, and even perform special trunk tricks like helicopter.
  • Give Juno her peanut and toy mouse accessories, and she will interact and play with them.
  • With intuitive learning capabilities, Juno will grow from shy to silly through touch and play.
  • Love for Juno begins the moment you unbox her with her lifelike surprises, play, and nurturing.
  • Juno’s big animated personality makes her the perfect best friend.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target


  • Mega Grave Digger is the biggest RC Grave Digger product ever and can roll over anything, overcoming every obstacle! 
  • At over three feet long, the Monster Jam Mega Grave Digger RC Truck has an unstoppable performance!
  • Age: 4+
  • MSRP: $99.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart, Target


  • My Buddy Wheels helps a child learn the fundamental skills needed for cycling by combining a balance bike with a soft cuddly friend to make the adventure more exciting and enticing for your child!
  • Every child’s cuddly friend who’ll be with them every step of the way as they learn the fundamental skills required for a lifetime of cycling.
  • Today’s kids skip the tricycles and training wheels and go straight from a balance bike to a bicycle.
  • My Buddy Wheels is designed from the ground up to teach balance, coordination and gross motor skills. Our friendly Buddies are a companion and help the child build confidence.
  • Our friendly unicorn, dino and horse buddies are easy to take on/off, and are easily washable.
  • Age: 2+
  • MSRP: $79.99
  • Available: Amazon